Thursday, April 22, 2010

Knitting happy colors

Here is what I have been knitting of late. Dishcloths/washcloths. They are a very easy pattern and I can knit one up in about 3 hrs. I seem to like a project I can finish so I can move on to another. It gives me a sense on accomplishment. I have been knitting these in cotton yarn in both organic and inorganic. Organic yarn is quite expensive compared to the inorganic. I also have to either order it online which incurs a shipping charge, (which makes it even more expensive) or go an hour's drive to a store that carries it. I have also toyed with the idea of knitting a triangle shawl in the same pattern and maybe with the cotton yarn. Not sure how much it would take to do it but the shawl would be a bit on the heavy side I'm sure. The photos are organic first then inorganic. Aren't the colors pretty???

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Moving Poop!

I adveritsed on my local freecycle that my horse manure was up for grabs. It is a u-load operation and I have had several takers on this project. The biggest pile of manure I had mounded up when a friend had come over with his big tractor last fall to do some leveling out for us. It is rich and dark black, a gardener's dream. I hope to get rid of it all by the end of the month. Not much on the homefront besides the usuals, rabbits to shear (again), horses to play with and I wish it would warm up so I won't be so cold when I go outside!!